Just a little bit of the Rail Trail where we went for a walk the other day.  This bit runs along the Derrinal Pool, the closest part of Lake Eppalock to Heathcote, Victoria, Australia. Eventually, the pedestrian/cycle track will run behind our place. We’ll have to get bikes then!

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The water is still very high for this time of the year – autumn is almost upon us, according to the calendar.  Some of the trees are saying it’s already arrived. Flood waters have washed away a little of the trail where it meets the bridge. One day, we saw the water right up to the bridge as we drove by on the highway near here.

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That must mean 79 miles from Melbourne, I guess.

I think these  birds are fairy martin swallows. They enjoyed swooping and flying at one end of the bridge. Not sure about the top bird – looked like a white-naped honeyeater. When I came home, I went straight to eBay looking at what was on offer in a bigger lens!

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my first ever sighting of a great-crested grebe!

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Poor Vika had to be carried the last bit. She is getting too old for long warks now she is 14 years old.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you are having a good week.  My head is back where it needs to be. Thanks for your lovely support when I was feeling down.  ❤

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6 thoughts on “The Rail Trail

  1. Looks like a great place for a run or walk or just to get outdoors. And how convenient to have it close to your home. Nice pics of the grebe, I haven’t seen these before.

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    • Hello Sue, I’m looking forward to getting another lens so I can get better pics for things further away! I kept hoping the grebe would come closer, but it wouldn’t! I’m surrounded by lovely places for outdoor walking and it was a pleasure. Mr R had been nagging me for a month to go check out that bit of the trail. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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  2. sue ouzounis says:

    Don’t forget to get some floaties when you buy the bikes, just in case. A nice little carrier for Vika as well. I haven’t seen the crested grebe before, looks like it’s wearing a bow on top of it’s head. The bridge has a load limit! I don’t think a semi will be driving along there at any time soon. Bit of a chuckle with the crossing post, was wondering who was going to try walking on that arm of the cross road. Perhaps Dynamo might like to have a try, if he can walk on the Thames then Lake E. shouldn’t be that hard.

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    • LOL, I laughed when I saw the load limit, too. It would take a lot of overweight bikers with heavy packs to reach that! The signage are original, probably. A lot of the time the right hand road would be exposed – when the waterlevels are lower. We enjoyed our walk – must do more of it. I didn’t know I had a grebe until I got the photos on to the PC! Pity it was a dullish day. Thanks for commenting Sue, as usual. 🙂

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